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  • Today in the news: Amazon announces new Kindles

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  • News to knowAmazon CEO Jeff Bezos showed off several new Kindles on Thursday. The new regular Kindle is the Kindle Paperwhite, which has a front-lit screen that is comparable with the Nook Glow Light. Also announced were several versions of the Fire tablet. The new edition of the basic Fire will now be $159 (down from $199), while an HD version will start at $199. Quote of note“Using your office we were able to gain access to your network file servers and copy over the tax documents for one Willard M Romney and Ann D Romney.” – Online statement from a group that claims to have stolen the tax records of the Romneys from PricewaterhouseCoopers in Franklin, Tenn. The group says it wants $1 million or it will release the records to the media. The Secret Service is investigating. Hot video: Astronauts improvise, turn toothbrush into wrenchTwo astronauts working outside the International Space Station took a page out of Macgyver’s playbook by using a toothbrush and a pipe cleaner to free a stuck bolt that prevented them from installing a power unit. Watch the video at http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?vcid=23797675&freewheel=90108&sitesection=gatehouse.GateHouse News Service
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